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January 9, 1915

A Medical Dictionary for Nurses, Giving the Definition, Pronunciation and Derivation of Terms Used in Medicine, Together with Supplementary Tables of Weights, Measures, Chemical Symbols, etc., Arranged with Special Reference to Use by Nurses.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(2):171. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570280077036

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Abstract

In addition to giving the definition, pronunciation and spelling of words, this book gives in many cases a description of the uses of substances and the course of diseases. For example: Under tuberculin, the various tuberculin reactions are described; under typhoid, after the statement that it is an infectious disease due to infection with the Bacillus typhosus, the symptoms are given and also the complications. The book also includes a list of abbreviations, a table of chemical symbols, a table of the elements, a classification of the poisons and their antidotes, frequently used prefixes and suffixes, tables of weights and measures, methods of reckoning the amount of drug necessary in making solutions, and a table of average composition of common American food products. There are errors, such as the use of "tubercular" for "tuberculous" and "apnoia" for "apnoea," which should be corrected in future editions.

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